1. Skin; covering. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
2. The grassy surface of land; that part of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass; turf.
The sward was trim as any garden lawn. --Tennyson.
Sward pork, bacon in large fitches. [Prov. Eng.]
Sward, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Swarded p. pr. & vb. n. Swarding.] To produce sward upon; to cover, or be covered, with sward.
n : surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass
roots [syn: turf, sod, greensward]